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Posted on Advice on a used Table Saw Purchase - Grizzly 1023RL

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#1 posted 07-08-2012 05:32 PM

Hi everyone! Yes, I am participating. First, thanks for all of the advice. Second, I bought it! It is a 1023sl, not the rl as advertised, but after a moment of being pissed that I was researching price and quality on the wrong machine, knotscott, you were right. So I went to see it while I was in San Francisco for other purposes yesterday very ready to offer him less $ because of that issue. The saw is in pristine condition. The guy kept this thing very very well maintained and I could tell that it hadn’t seen more than a few projects. I tested it, passed the nickel test, I couldn’t see or hear any bearing issues with the motor, and he even kept the cast iron top coated and covered. this thing looked like it had just been shipper and assembled.

So my decision was this – I know that I could have got the newer model for a similar price, but I felt like I was buying a whole woods hop at once. He essentially is getting rid of the table saw and everything associated with it. He had a box there when I arrived that had the Incra wonder fence, five recently sharpened blades, push sticks, metal railings for a sled, and a few boxes of very nice router bits (barely used, some never used, and in my head worth at least $350).

He wouldn’t budge on the price when I offered him 1350 via email, so I didn’t want to haggle with him after he already said no. – I’m not a great haggler! So I paid 1200 and skipped on the dust collector for now. He’s going t try and sell that seperately for 300, but I suspect he’s not going to try very hard and I may be able to go back next month or the month after and grab it from him. That’s a good question for y’all – it’s a jet dc1100c. Once again, in beautiful condition. Anyone want ti give their opinion on Whether that piece of equipment is worth that cost? It comes with a lot of flex tubing.

Anyway, I’m very very appreciative that y’all were so quick to help and respond. I wanted to move quickly and I wouldn’t have pulled the trigger without you. Now for the hard work – transportation, running a 220 line into my basement, and setting the thing up!



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